The classic red is the most iconic shade of lipstick. The 1950s was the decade it first appeared, and became an essential item in every woman’s makeup bag. Marilyn Monroe was a key Hollywood figure to escalate this trend. There is no doubt this is an everlasting trend, with it appearing on runways seasons after seasons. Don’t let this bold colour intimidate you though, with so many different shades available there is a perfect red lip for everyone regardless of your skin tone. Those with fair skin should opt for a coral-red shade, whilst any other skin tone can go with a true red or blue based red tone.